Ben Hogan Learning Center - photos by Ralph Lauer and DMS Architects
Tour O: Ben Hogan Learning Center
Friday, November 8, 2013
7:45 am - 9:15 am
Class Code: 43
Room / Location
Grand Lobby / Convention Center First Floor
Early: $50.00 Advanced: $50.00 Full: $50.00
Muckleroy & Falls - Title Sponsor
Project: Ben Hogan Learning Center
Architect: DMS Architects
Design Team: CHA (Structural and Civil Engineer); Image Engineering Group (MEP); Muckleroy & Falls (Construction Manager at Risk)
Tour Guide: Stephen Darrow, AIA, NCARB, DMS Architects
This tour will introduce attendees to the evolving legacy of one of the world’s greatest golfers, Ben Hogan. Lead by Stephen Darrow, AIA of DMS Architects, participants will tour the Ben Hogan Learning Center, a unique educational environment, and learn about The First Tee, a non-profit junior golf program established to teach life skills and leadership to at-risk youth through golf and mentoring.
Borrowing its formal expression and transparent center from the honest simplicity of the dogtrot house, the building transforms this traditional language as it bends around a state-protected oak tree that connects the site to its heritage as part of the Chisholm Trail, and extends to connect with the primary activity center of the program’s outdoor practice facility.
Serving the multiple functions of classroom, community center, and museum, the facility was designed to have a performative flexibility that maximizes the limited resources of a non-profit organization whose goal is teaching at-risk youth life lessons through the game of golf. Since its occupancy, the building has transcended its programmatic directives and achieved a sense of place to its community.
"The creation and completion of The Ben Hogan Learning Center has opened countless doors to the members of our community including donors, volunteers, foundations, businesses, staff and most importantly, the youth of our community and their families. The central concept in the design of the Learning Center was to create a facility that effectively honored the legacy of Mr. Hogan, inspired everyone in the community to get involved and to function as the hub of an ever-expanding program wheel. I believe it is safe to say that we accomplished all of those goals, not only for today but for generations to come!" Mr. Kevin Long, Executive Director, The First Tee of Fort Worth
2 Tickets per registrant limit
15 Seats remaining
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